the other day as we were crossing the street, eleanor said to me, “mama, i really like living in new york city.” i asked her to tell me more, what she specifically liked about our city, and she listed out a few things like how “it gets cold here and hot” and also, “all of the people.” it made me happy. because those are some of the reasons i like it too. and by golly if we’re going to put up with true seasons and live through awful east coast winters (which i guess eleanor liked?), we are most certainly going to park it here for as much of the summer as we can and milk every sunny day for all it’s worth! because summer in the city, people! it doesn’t get better than this.
one of the best things about school still being in session in nyc until mid june, is that a lot of our favorite summer hangout spots are open and ready for summer play, but not crowded in the slightest. which makes me feel like we’ve almost got this big head start on summer! we took a picnic lunch over to one of our favorite splashpads in the city last week and it was completely empty! for a little while there, it felt like it was open just for us. ;)
since we’ve teamed up with babyganics for the summer, a brand we have used and loved in our home for a few years now, we thought it fitting to share with you all how much we’ve been liking their sunscreen. we started using it a few months ago during our trip to hawaii and again while we were in florida. it’s made here in the USA and is pure mineral based, with no chemicals, parabens, fragrances, or other added stuff, which makes me feel good about using it.
chunky baby thighs and also i’m terribly obsessed with snap peas right now. i go through phases with my food, i know this and i’m the first to admit, but right now, snap peas! it’s like i just rediscovered them. so good.
i bought this swim suit when eleanor was just a baby and have been waiting for the summer where it finally fits! looks like that summer is this summer! and both she and i are pretty excited about it!
brave kiddos getting into those fountains because that water is COLD. best part is when they put their buckets on top of the spouts and then eventually realize they need to move away and don’t know how without getting soaked. it doesn’t get old watching their faces as the water hits and splashes them as they try to move away.
conrad stealing samson’s sunglasses for a photo op. baby in sunglasses. it’s up there on a favorite baby things list along with chunky baby thighs and dimpled baby knuckles.
let’s do it again next week, yeah? and all the weeks of summer after that. because sure, it’s humid and a little bit sweaty and a lot a bit smelly here in the city come summertime, but it’s also so colorful. and playful. and friendly. and everyone looks good with a couple of new freckles.
thank you to babyganics for sponsoring this post. and thank you for reading and following along with our summer adventures!